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February 2022

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Free Skate Thursdays at The Bentway Skate Trail – Feb 17

February 17, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Winter 2021/2022

Rent skates and helmets for free every Thursday from 5:00-9:00pm at The Bentway Skate Trail courtesy of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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April 2022

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Reconstructions of Home – a wandering

April 14, 2022 - May 6, 2022

Reconstructions of Home - a wandering is a multimedia outdoor walking tour of seven art installations and audio soundscapes that reveals hidden stories and histories of people who’ve lived homeless. a wandering launches April 14 at 5:00pm at The Bentway, and runs until May 6, 2022. Co-presented by SKETCH and The Bentway, the Reconstructions of Home Curatorial Collective invites us to celebrate the creativity of homeless communities in Toronto and join them to end the stigmas regarding homelessness. About SKETCH…

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May 2022

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PARADE

May 26, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Award-winning designer and MacArthur Genius grantee Mimi Lien presents a kinetic installation that infuses The Bentway with the ever-shifting variables of the street.

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Weweni Bizindan (Listen Carefully)

May 26, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Continuing their practice of re-installing Anishinaabe place-names throughout the roads, highways, trails and paths of Toronto, the Ogimaa Mikana Project (Susan Blight and Hayden King) offers a new dialogue with the street.

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Future Perfect: New By-laws for Civic Spaces

May 26, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Future Perfect: New Bylaws for Civic Spaces is a hopeful, positive act of re-configuration. By-laws that regulate behaviours in civic spaces - in this case Toronto's Streets and Sidewalks Municipal Code - are cut up word-by-word and meticulously rearranged into a new set of rules for a transitioning world. 

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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The Street Summit

May 27, 2022 - May 28, 2022

On May 27th & 28th, 2022, The Bentway’s season kicked-off with The Street Summit, a two-day event hosted at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate that challenged traditional understandings of city streets and asked how we can create a more inclusive, equitable, and joyful public realm. Equal parts conference, workshop, artistic intervention, and celebration, this free public event assembled local and international neighbours, urbanists, designers, researchers, city-builders, and artists alike to collectively explore familiar arteries and their potential for broader social, cultural, and…

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The Street Summit – Day 1

May 27, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

A free, two-day event hosted at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate that challenges traditional understandings of city streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Roving Performance REGISTER HERE >> Arriving in Toronto for the first time after being performed in more than a hundred cities worldwide, Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets. As passersby join in, the collective experience grows, setting in motion a chain of temporary physical interventions. Performers’ bodies, entangled…

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The Street Summit – Day 2

May 28, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A free, two-day event hosted at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate that challenges traditional understandings of city streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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Bodies in Urban Spaces

May 28, 2022 @ 7:00 pm

Bodies in Urban Spaces is a moving trail choreographed for a group of local dancers. The colourfully-clad performers use their bodies to explore, and respond to, the city’s architecture, leading audiences on a breathtaking tour through Toronto's streets.

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June 2022

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Roller Skating at The Bentway with SUSO Skate Co.

June 8, 2022 - August 21, 2022

Mark your calendars! SUSO Skate Co. (formerly Retro Rolla Skate Club) is returning to The Bentway on June 8. More information about how to reserve your roller skates is coming soon to susoskateco.com.  

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Workshop: Direct Dyeing Banana Banners

June 11, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join artist Robin Van Lear and help create vibrant decorations for the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp, and learn the art of silk dyeing!

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WEEPING CONCRETE

June 11, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

WEEPING CONCRETE is a site-specific project for a trio of performers across two towering scaffolds; asking us to reflect on the streets as we know them and imagine what they might be.

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Workshop: Shibori Silk Dyeing ‘Caribbean Sea’ Banners

June 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join artist Robin Van Lear and help create vibrant decorations for the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp, and learn the art of silk dyeing!

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WEEPING CONCRETE

June 12, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

WEEPING CONCRETE is a site-specific project for a trio of performers across two towering scaffolds; asking us to reflect on the streets as we know them and imagine what they might be.

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Moko Jumbie Mas Camp

June 18, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Join Michael Lee Poy, the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp artists, camp participants, and their families for a jubilant community Carnival parade centering balance, regalia, joy and emancipation – travelling along the sidewalk around Canoe Landing Park.

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And With

June 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

And With is a sound walk that invites audiences and passersby to hear the sounds and textures of The Bentway, the streets nearby, and the rumbling urban artery above like never before.

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And With

June 26, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

And With is a sound walk that invites audiences and passersby to hear the sounds and textures of The Bentway, the streets nearby, and the rumbling urban artery above like never before.

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Workshop: And With – Meet Us and Play The Bentway!

June 30, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join artists and creators Germaine Liu and Mark Zurawinski for an intimate, interactive sound workshop.

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July 2022

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Nightwalks with Teenagers

July 14, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nightwalks with Teenagers is a performance-in-motion created in collaboration with local young people who plan, design and lead public excursions through the city at night, sharing their favourite parts of the neighbourhood around The Bentway.

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Nightwalks with Teenagers

July 15, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nightwalks with Teenagers is a performance-in-motion created in collaboration with local young people who plan, design and lead public excursions through the city at night, sharing their favourite parts of the neighbourhood around The Bentway with adult members of the community.

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Nightwalks with Teenagers

July 16, 2022 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Nightwalks with Teenagers is a performance-in-motion created in collaboration with local young people who plan, design and lead public excursions through the city at night, sharing their favourite parts of the neighbourhood around The Bentway with adult members of the community.

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Moko Jumbie Parade

July 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Michael Lee Poy, the Moko Jumbie Mas Camp artists, camp participants, and their families for a jubilant community Carnival parade centering balance, regalia, joy and emancipation – travelling along the sidewalk around Canoe Landing Park.

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